Week of August 4, 2019

Sunday, August 4 35 events
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. Outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    Skyline Marina :: (360) 474-7479
  • 7:30pm Much Ado About Nothing 
    For its final "Shakespearience" offering of the summer, Haus of Hazard Theatre Production will present Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, at 7:30pm Friday through Sunday at Marine Park, 100 Harris Ave. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and whatever weather-appropriate gear that is needed for you to be comfortable. Entry is by donation; proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood.
  • 7:30pm Graffiti Dance Theater 
    As part of Western Washington University's Western Summer Theatre, attend performances of Graffiti Dance Theater at 7:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The shows will feature themes of water, summertime and self-discovery as dancers and choreographers explore sight, style versus substance, and an elegant promenade of Olympian gods. Tickets are $6-$10.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: (360) 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 76th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place through Aug. 4 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 25, 27 and 28, and Aug. 1, 3 and 4 at the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $15-$45.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Anacortes Arts Festival 
    More than 250 juried booth artists will show and sell their creative wares as part of the 58th annual Anacortes Arts Festival happening from 10am-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday throughout historic downtown Anacortes. An "Arts at the Port" fine art exhibit, demos by master craftsmen, working studios, live music and entertainment, an emerging artist venue, an Art Dash, food trucks galore, a hands-on youth area and more will be part of the free, three-day artistic extravaganza.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:00pm Shakespeare Northwest 
    Head to mystical woods for a viewing of Shakespeare's Northwest's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday, a 1980s-era version of Twelfth Night can be seen. The two plays show in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: http://www.facebook.com/shakesnw
  • 6:00pm Arts at the Port 
    In advance of the Anacortes Arts Festival, attend an opening reception for the annual "Arts at the Port" Fine Art Exhibition from 6pm-9pm Sat., July 27 at the Port of Anacortes Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. Peruse the invitational exhibit, "Pattern & Structure" as well as the Juried Exhibition, which features the works fo 55 artists selected by Joanna Sikes, the director of the Museum of Northwest Art. Special installations include the guns to art project, "Regeneration," and a youth project facilitated by Voices of the Children. See the exhibits from 9am-5pm daily through Aug. 4 (except on Sun., July 28).
    Port of Anacortes Event Center :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 10:00am Drayton Harbor Days 
    Tall ship tours and sails, live music, arts and crafts booths, a pancake breakfast, Pirate Daze, a pirate costume contest, the return of the Prestigious George Raft Race, Plover ferry rides, boat displays and much more will be part of the annual "Drayton Harbor Days" taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Blaine Marina and beyond. Many events are free.
    Blaine Marina and beyond :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 7:30pm Noises Off 
    Michael Frayn's R-rated slapstick comedy Noises Off continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production un three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Aug. 17.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 10:00am Plein Air Paint out 
    Watch artists in action at the Plein Air Paint Out happening from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Bellingham's Waypoint Park, 1145 Granary Ave. Whether they're painting waterfront, ships, old stacks, the acid ball, or the city from different angles, feel free to engage with and explore. A reception for the resulting artworks happens from 6pm-9pm Fri., Sept. 6 at Studio UFO.
    Waypoint Park :: http://www.studio-ufo.net
  • 8:00am - 11:30am Bellingham Youth Triathlon 
    Kids ages 6-13 can swim, bike and run at the Bellingham Youth Triathlon starting taking place from 8-11:30am starting at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center, 1114 Potter St. Entry is $20-$25; there will be three age divisions. Entry is $10-$25.
    Arne Hanna Aquatic Center :: http://www.cob.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    More than 10 local growers and producers will sell fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers and more at the cooperative Birchwood Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Sunday through October at the Park Manor Shopping Center, 1538 Birchwood Ave.
    Park Manor Shopping Center :: http://www.citysproutsfarm.com/market
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Getting hairy in Bigfoot country 
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Bach and Pancakes 
    Seattle-based marimbist and musician presents "Bach and Pancakes" from 11am-2pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. While enjoying freshly made pancakes, attendees at the all-ages even can listen to Jorgensen play Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major, Suite No. 3 in C Major, and Suite No. 4 in Eb Major. Entry is $6-$12 (sliding scale).
    Alternative Library :: http://www.altlib.org
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend a Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. Through October, the weekly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the venue's brews and produce.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/goodsproduce
  • 12:00pm - 3:30pm Swing Connection Big Band 
    The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will join the Swing Connection Big Band for a free concert from 12pm-3:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 Harris Ave.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.swingconnection.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    The Walrus will perform as part of a "La Conner Live!" concert series from 1pm-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. The free concerts continue Sundays through Labor Day weekend.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Skagit History Cruise 
    The Skagit County History Museum teams up with San Juan Cruises for a Skagit History Cruise starting at 1pm from the dock at the La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N. First St. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as you cruise along the Swinomish Channel and beyond with history hosts Carl Molesworth and Jesse Kennedy. Entry is $19.50-$39; additional cruises happen Sundays through Aug. 25.
    La Conner Channel Lodge :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm Sunnyland Circus 
    Members of the Bellingham Circus Guild will share their talents at "Sunnyland Circus" performances at 2pm and 7pm at Twin Sisters Brewing Company, 500 Carolina St. The shows celebrating the venue's one-year anniversary will be family-friendly, and the restaurant, beer garden and tasting room will be open as usual--so you'll be able to purchase food and drinks before and after each set. Tickets are $5 for kids, $10 for adults.
    Twin Sisters Brewing Company :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm International Concerts on the Border 
    The annual International Concerts on the Border Series kicks off today with a 2pm performance featuring Thai classical and folk music and a wide range of dances by the Chaopraya Ensemble at 2pm at Blaine's Peace Arch Historical State Park, 1900 A St. The one-hour concerts continue Sundays through August. Entry is free; a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park.
    Peace Arch Historical State Park :: http://www.parks.state.was.us
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group 
    A Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group meets from 3:15pm-5:15pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Members bring printed copies of their pieces for others to follow while you read aloud; the group critiques aloud and also writes notes on your printout, and returns the print outs to you for you to keep. New members are asked to attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Smoke on the Water 
    Various food trucks will compete to become the best barbecue in Ferndale at a "Smoke on the Water" event happening from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Centennial Riverwalk Park, 1985 Main St. Enjoy some delicious chow, vote for your favorite food truck and enjoy some live music and views of the Nooksack River. Entry is free.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.cityofferndale.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Burlesque 101 Graduation Showcase 
    Frisky Fandoms presents a Burlesque 101 Graduation Showcase starting at 7:30pm at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. For six weeks, students have toiled to create their brand-new routines, and tonight will take to the stage for the first time. Entry to the 21-and-older event will be $5 at the door.
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Comedy Club 
    The monthly Comedy Club begins at 8pm at Bellingham's Aslan Depot, 1322 N. State St. Rising stars Vanessa Dawn and Bo Johnson will open the show, and Susan Jones will be tonight's headliner. Jones has opened for Dana Carvey, Rob Schneider, Brad Garrett, Rick Overton, and more. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance.
    Aslan Depot :: http://www.eventbrite.com
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Monday, August 5 15 events
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. Outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    Skyline Marina :: (360) 474-7479
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Smart Trips Adventure Camp 
    Kids ages 12-14 can sign up for a Smart Trips Adventure Camp taking place from 9am-1pm Monday through Friday in Bellingham. Staff will use games, field trips and classroom activities to teach map-reading, walking and bicycle safety, and bus route planning. All skills will then be put to the test during a super-fun Urban Transportation Scavenger Hunt. Fees are $60.
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Camp Village Books 
    Staff members will lead themed activities for kids ages 7-10 with hands-on projects, outdoor activities and field trips around Fairhaven and Bellingham at Camp Village Books from 1pm-5pm Monday through Friday starting at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Cost is $150 per camper. Registration closes Sat. Aug. 3.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:30pm - 7:00pm Plant Diagnostic Clinics 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinic from 4:30pm-7pm Mondays through August at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Bring your gardening questions, samples or photos of unknown or problem plants, and other gardening questions to the library, where Master Gardeners will offer advice.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Indoor Church with Amber Darland 
    Echoes will host "Indoor Church with Amber Darland" at 6:30pm at Bellingham's Old Parish Hall, 2117 Walnut St. The Sweet Goodbyes member will be performing songs from her new solo album of spiritual music, "There's a Calling," at an indoor worship service. The gathering will include some group singing and some solo performance. Snacks will be provided.
    Old Parish Hall :: http://www.echoesbellingham.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Voice Workshop 
    Vox Pacifica director Wendy Bloom will lead a lively and interactive Voice Workshop from 7pm-8:30pm at Bellingham's Central Lutheran Church, 925 N. Forest St. The class is suitable for all abilities and will help strengthen and focus your sound, expand your vocal range, and demonstrate ways to work through your vocal breaks. Suggested donation is $10.
    Central Lutheran Church :: http://www.voxpacifica.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, August 6 11 events
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere will be the topic of an Off the Shelf Book Club discussion from 1pm-2pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. All are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Book Launch Party 
    Join local author Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy for a Book Launch Party for her memoir, Many Hands Make Light Work, from 4pm-6pm at Skylark's Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St. Drinks, nibbles and free giveaways and prizes--including gift certificates from Skylark's, Village Books, Bellingham Training and Tennis Club, and more. Entry is free; please RSVP.
    Skylark's Hidden Cafe :: http://www.cherylstritzelmccarthy.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm SUP Basics 
    Sign up in advance for a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) Basics clinic starting at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The free program will offer attendees and overview of SUP and the necessary equipment.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm History Sunset Cruises 
    Board Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises at 6:30pm Tuesdays through Sept. 3 leaving from San Juan Cruises' slip at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns leading the popular Bellingham Bay excursions aboard the Victoria Star. In addition to offering stunning scenery, the events includes stories about the region's fascinating history and how they relate to contemporary issues. Tickets are $30-$35.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Calypso Kitchen 
    Sarah Chan leads "Calypso Kitchen: East Meet West, a Curry Affair" from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. . The menu for the class will consist of eggplant fritters, mango chutney and tamarind sauce, lamb curry, rice curry with corn and vegetables, and “mother-in-law”--a spicy condiment made with peppers, bitter melon, daikon and lemon juice. Feeds are $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Punch Up Comedy Showcase and Open Mic 
    The Punch Up Comedy Showcase and Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The bimonthly event features five to seven open mic comedians, followed by a feature and a headliner doing longer sets. Entry is free.
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Wednesday, August 7 15 events
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 4:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 10:00am - 10:00pm Skagit County Fair 
    A carnival, local music, performances by magicians, eating contests, a kid's zone, pie eating contests, a car show, farm animals and much more will be part of the Skagit County Fair taking place from 10am-10pm Wednesday through Saturday in Mount Vernon at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. Entry fees vary.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/fair
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Books and Tea 
    A monthly "Afternoon Books and Tea" gathering takes place from 2pm-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 210 Central Ave. Join in a discussion, a warm cup of tea, and a sweet treat. Contact the library for guest speaker details.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Living with Meaning Book Group 
    Discuss Zadie Smith's Feel Free: Essays at a Living with Meaning Book Group meeting at 2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This book group aims to learn and share perspectives on what makes a meaningful life. Through readings and discussions on faith, spirituality, and wellness it hopes to inspire within us a courageous curiosity and an intimate understanding of the diverse spiritual approaches and practices towards wellbeing and balance.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market from 2pm-6pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The midweek market continues through September.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market takes place from 3pm-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 200 Metcalf St. Vendors will offer a selection of produce, crafts and more through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm The Peace Tree from Hiroshima 
    Youth ages 6-12 can listen to a reading of Sandra Moore's book The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story, at 3pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The story is told from the perspective of an ancient bonsai tree that endured the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, and the legacy of peace it represents between Japan and the United States. Kids can join a conversation about the story and about peace, then make a traditional Japanese paper folding craft.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Cooking Lit Book Group 
    A Cookbooks & Cooking Lit Book Group meets at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Today's subject of discussion will be Joel Gamoran's Cooking Scrappy: 100 Recipes to Help You Stop Wasting Food. Gamoran’s experiences in culinary schools and as a professional chef have taught him that everything in the kitchen can, and should, be used. His relaxed laid-back tone tackles a serious subject. It embraces a lifestyle that eliminates waste, helps the environment, and enables home cooks to stretch their food budgets.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm Lou Lippman 
    Pianist Lou Lippman will perform from 5pm-6:30pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N. State St. A master at improvisation and old-time swing, ragtime and jazz, he deliberately attempted to become so busy with music that he would be forced to abandon his day job as a psychology professor.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Green Drinks 
    Network with likeminded politically aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks taking place from 5pm-7pm at Plantas Nativas, 315 E. Champion St. The event is a great chance to hear about upcoming sustainability-oriented events and opportunities, and try out delicious local brews.
    Plantas Nativas :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Downtown Sounds Finale 
    Willdabeast will open for the Monophonics at the conclusion of the 15th annual Downtown Sounds concert series from 5:30pm-9pm on Bay and Prospect streets in downtown Bellingham. A beer and wine garden with expanded beverage items will return, as will family-friendly activities and much more. Entry is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Seafarers' Summer 
    The Port of Anacortes continues its seasonal Summer Concert Series with a rescheduled concert by the Cascadia Big Band from 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. The free, family-friendly concerts through Aug. 30.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" features liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other local or regional breweries at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39 and includes snacks; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 18.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
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Thursday, August 8 22 events
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. Outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    Vendovi Island :: (360) 474-7479
  • 7:30pm Noises Off 
    Michael Frayn's R-rated slapstick comedy Noises Off continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production un three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen through Aug. 17.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Shakespeare Northwest 
    Attend showings of Shakespeare's Northwest's 1980s-themed comedy Twelfth Night at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday, A Midsummer Night's Dream can be seen. The two plays show in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: http://www.facebook.com/shakesnw
  • 10:00am Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a bingo card or download it online at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: ww.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 5:00pm Subdued Stringband Jamboree 
    The 19th annual Subdued Stringband Jamboree takes place Thursday through Saturday at the Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Head to the website for a full listing of the more than 30 groups that will perform. Come prepared to listen to multiple stages in the daytime and jam in the evenings. Entry in advance is $110 for a weekend pass, $45 for a single day, or $25 for Saturday night. Ticket prices at the gate will be $50-$150.
    Deming Log Show Grounds :: http://www.stringbandjamboree.com
  • 7:30pm The Odyssey 
    As part of a Summer Rep season, attend showings of The Odyssey at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Directed by Ashley Albertson, the play is a new adaptation of Homer's epic written by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao specifically for the Greek-focused festival. Tickets are $9-$15; additional performances happen Aug. 15-17.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 9:16am The more things change 
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Pickling and Fermentation 
    Jenni Bryan-Goforth of Master Gardeners of Whatcom County will host a free "Pickling and Fermentation" lecture at 12pm at the Community Food Co-op, 405 E. Holly St. No registration is required.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    The Bow Farmers Market is open from 1pm-6pm at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd. The market will be in operation Thursdays through Sept. 13.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Voter Registration Event 
    The League of Women Voters will host a Voter Registration event from 1pm-3pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The nonpartisan group will register voters, assist with address changes and answer questions about voting.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    A seasonal "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series continues with a reunion party with the Chryslers from 5pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The open-air concerts continue Thursday through Sept. 12. Admission is $7-$10.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 5:30pm - 10:30pm Hot Thursday Nights 
    Live music, food trucks, a night market, and a screening of the movie Three Wishes will be part of the final Hot Thursday Nights starting at 5:30pm in downtown Lynden. Entry is free.
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Vino in the Village 
    Stroll, sip and savor a variety of Washington wines in 20 of Fairhaven’s unique and special shops at a "Vino in the Village" event happening from 5:30pm-8:30pm throughout the historic district. Tickets are $25-$30 ($50 for VIPs) and include a wristband, eight tasting tickets, a map and guide, and a commemorative wine glass.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.memberplanet.com/event
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series 
    Spaceband performs as part of an annual Summer Concert Series from 6pm-8pm at Elizabeth Park, 1000 Walnut St. The free, family-friendly concerts continue every Thursday through Aug. 22.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Join a Pub Run starting at 6pm at BBay Running, 1431 N State St. At the weekly event, BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group during the 3- to 5-mile runs, which are open to athletes of all levels and abilities. Tonight's excursion follows the Whatcom Creek Trail, ending at Thousand Acre Cider House. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Concert Series 
    Cascadia Groove brings funk, Latin, jazz and more to the stage as part of the Riverwalk Concert Series from 6pm-8pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Aug. 29. Entry is free and all ages are welcome.
    Skagit Riverwalk Plaza :: http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Mediterranean Summer Pantry 
    Join local food blogger and cookbook author Samantha Ferraro of The Little Ferraro Kitchen as she shares an array of bites at a "Mediterranean Summer Pantry " course from 6:30pm-9m at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Recipes include summer gazpacho, heirloom tomato bruschetta, turmeric yogurt-marinated chicken kabobs, and fennel salad with mint and pistachios. Fees are $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm Good, Bad, Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project"—which tonight will feature "That Bellingham Show." Entry is $8 for the early gig, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, August 9 25 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. Outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    Vendovi Island :: (360) 474-7479
  • All Day Noises Off 
    Michael Frayn's R-rated slapstick comedy Noises Off continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production un three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen through Aug. 17.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Shakespeare Northwest 
    Attend showings of Shakespeare's Northwest's 1980s-themed comedy Twelfth Night at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday, A Midsummer Night's Dream can be seen. The two plays show in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: http://www.facebook.com/shakesnw
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a bingo card or download it online at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: ww.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 7:00pm The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 
    Blaine Community Theater presents showings of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in the Black Box Theater at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. This hilarious comedy explores all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in a whirlwind pace of 90 minutes that the whole family will enjoy. Tickets are $13-$15. Additional performances happen Aug. 16-18.
  • All Day Subdued Stringband Jamboree 
    The 19th annual Subdued Stringband Jamboree takes place Thursday through Saturday at the Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Head to the website for a full listing of the more than 30 groups that will perform. Come prepared to listen to multiple stages in the daytime and jam in the evenings. Entry in advance is $110 for a weekend pass, $45 for a single day, or $25 for Saturday night. Ticket prices at the gate will be $50-$150.
    Deming Log Show Grounds :: http://www.stringbandjamboree.com
  • All Day The Odyssey 
    As part of a Summer Rep season, attend showings of The Odyssey at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Directed by Ashley Albertson, the play is a new adaptation of Homer's epic written by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao specifically for the Greek-focused festival. Tickets are $9-$15; additional performances happen Aug. 15-17.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Haynie Opry 
    The Hometowners country duo will join Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band for "Haynie Opry" performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday in Blaine at the Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Admission is $10 (free for kids 12 and under). Admission is $5 to a Gospel Matinee at 3pm on Saturday.
    Haynie Grange :: (360) 366-3321
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:00pm Midsummer Antique Fair and Vintage Market 
    Attend a pre-sale for the sixth annual Midsummer Antique Fair & Vintage Market from 5pm-8pm Friday in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Tickets are $10 and will benefit Skagit Symphony. From 9am-4pm Saturday, entry is free peruse the antiques, retro and vintage wares, and home and garden décor in four shopping areas around Christianson’s--the Meadow Schoolhouse, Rose Garden, the North Meadow Field, and Primrose Antiques & Gifts.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • All Day The more things change 
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am every Friday in August at Lake Padden Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Find fare from local farmers and artisans at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 2pm-6pm Fridays through Oct. 11 at a new locale next to the Grocery Outlet, 1750 LaBounty Dr.
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Coloring for Health 
    Enjoy quiet contemplation or casual chit-chat with other coloring enthusiasts at a "Coloring for Good Health" event from 3pm-4:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. This gentle activity actually requires the same type of cognitive skills as it does to worry and provides the person coloring with a sense of accomplishment of something beautifully created. Entry is free; all materials will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Burlington Summer Nights 
    The Michelle Taylor Band performs as part of the Burlington Summer Nights concert series from 6pm-8pm at the city's Visitor Center Amphitheater, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. The free, family-friendly events conclude with a concert by Lazy Acres Fri., Aug. 16.
    Burlington Visitors Center :: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov/summernights
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sway 
    The Port of Anacortes continues its seasonal Summer Concert Series with a performance by Sway from 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. The free, family-friendly concerts through Aug. 30.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" continues this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. Additional sails happen Aug. 30 and Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtunes 
    Lynden-based Queen's Bluegrass performs as part of the annual Farmtunes Concert Series from 6pm-9pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is free; food and beverages are available for purchase. The concerts continue weekly through Sept. 13.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Dancing on the Green 
    Learn new dances and enjoy music while the sun sets at "Dancing on the Green" from 7pm-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Tonight's focus is on country dancing, and will begin with a lesson. The free events are put on by Bellingham Parks and Rec and BDC will conclude Fri., Aug. 16. No partner or experience is necessary.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
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Saturday, August 10 46 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. Outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    Vendovi Island :: (360) 474-7479
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Noises Off 
    Michael Frayn's R-rated slapstick comedy Noises Off continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production un three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen through Aug. 17.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Shakespeare Northwest 
    Attend showings of Shakespeare's Northwest's 1980s-themed comedy Twelfth Night at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday, A Midsummer Night's Dream can be seen. The two plays show in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: http://www.facebook.com/shakesnw
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a bingo card or download it online at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: ww.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • All Day The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 
    Blaine Community Theater presents showings of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in the Black Box Theater at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. This hilarious comedy explores all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in a whirlwind pace of 90 minutes that the whole family will enjoy. Tickets are $13-$15. Additional performances happen Aug. 16-18.
  • 5:00pm Subdued Stringband Jamboree 
    The 19th annual Subdued Stringband Jamboree takes place Thursday through Saturday at the Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Head to the website for a full listing of the more than 30 groups that will perform. Come prepared to listen to multiple stages in the daytime and jam in the evenings. Entry in advance is $110 for a weekend pass, $45 for a single day, or $25 for Saturday night. Ticket prices at the gate will be $50-$150.
    Deming Log Show Grounds :: http://www.stringbandjamboree.com
  • 7:30pm The Odyssey 
    As part of a Summer Rep season, attend showings of The Odyssey at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Directed by Ashley Albertson, the play is a new adaptation of Homer's epic written by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao specifically for the Greek-focused festival. Tickets are $9-$15; additional performances happen Aug. 15-17.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Haynie Opry 
    The Hometowners country duo will join Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band for "Haynie Opry" performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday in Blaine at the Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Admission is $10 (free for kids 12 and under). Admission is $5 to a Gospel Matinee at 3pm on Saturday.
    Haynie Grange :: (360) 366-3321
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:00pm Midsummer Antique Fair and Vintage Market 
    Attend a pre-sale for the sixth annual Midsummer Antique Fair & Vintage Market from 5pm-8pm Friday in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Tickets are $10 and will benefit Skagit Symphony. From 9am-4pm Saturday, entry is free peruse the antiques, retro and vintage wares, and home and garden décor in four shopping areas around Christianson’s--the Meadow Schoolhouse, Rose Garden, the North Meadow Field, and Primrose Antiques & Gifts.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 9:16am The more things change 
  • 8:00am - 9:00am Running Tips 
    "Run Faster, Easier, More Injury-Free" will be the topic of a workshop focusing on running form and efficiency tips with coach and staffer John Vander Wiele at 8am at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Please register in advance for the free clinic, as space is limited.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the IGA parking lot on Nugent's Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    Fresh food, arts and crafts, and live music are part of the Concrete Saturday Market happening from 9am-3pm weekly through Labor Day weekend at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad St.
    Concrete Community Center :: http://www.concretesaturdaymarket.weebly.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more at the 30th season of the Anacortes Farmers Market happening from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: ww.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Running Trails with the MIG 
    Choose from a 5K run or a 2.5K walk at the annual "Running Trails with the MIG" starting at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park, 1401 Electric Ave. The family-friendly event is open to all ages, and leashed canines are welcome. Entry is $18-$25; proceeds will be donated to the Blaine MWR Memorial Scholarship fund—which is offered to any child of a law enforcement or support staff in Whatcom County.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.active.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Discovering the Six Tastes 
    Bharti Nagal leads "Ayurveda: Discovering the Six Tastes" from 9am-2pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. This is the second in a series of six in-depth Ayurveda workshops combining yoga and cooking. The menu will include pulao (spiced vegetable fried rice), raita (a yogurt-based accompaniment, and mithai (a classic, delicately spiced Indian sweet). Fees are $75.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market2333 
    Attend the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 12 at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. Main St. The market supports local farmers and growers in a family-friendly environment that offers fresh, healthy food including locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Junk in the Trunk Flea Market 
    Find or sell treasures when Bellingham Central Lions present a "Junk in the Trunk" flea market fundraiser from 9am-2pm at Civic Field, 1355 Civic Field Way. A fee of $25 gets you two parking stalls. Please preregister.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 10am-2pm every Saturday through Sept. 28 at Centennial Park, 319 Grover St.
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Vendors will offer fresh produce, local honey, gorgeous flowers, arts and crafts and more at the Lummi Island Saturday Market happening from 10am-1pm Saturdays through the summer in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd.
    (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Bellingham Chalk Art Festival 
    People of all skill levels, from artists to budding artists to people who just want to have fun, are encouraged to participate in the Bellingham Chalk Art Festival taking place from 10am-2pm on the sidewalk in front of Dakota Art Store, 1322 Cornwall Ave. The purpose of the rain-or-shine event is to revive a beloved festival, provide a fun activity for individuals and families, and to enrich the Bellingham area with local art. Crayola 48-piece kits will be sold for $5 and 48-piece pastel kits will cost $10.
    Dakota Art Store :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Writers and Readers 
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10am-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. During the same time frame, the Sumas Book Club will discuss Midnight at the Bright Idea Bookstore by Matt Sullivan.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 27th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, regular events for the market include Demo Days and a Wednesday Market starting in June.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Lynden Book Club 
    Discuss Wendell Berry's Jayber Crow: A Novel at an Award Winning Book Club meeting from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Join the friendly and lively talk--even if you didn't finish the book. Refreshments will be provided.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Cemetery Tours 
    The Lynden Pioneer Museum presents "A Walk Back in Time" tour from 11am-12pm at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. Tour guides will explore the history of the city, burial practices and symbology used on many headstones. Entry is free; additional tours happen Saturdays through Sept. 28.
    Lynden Cemetery :: (360) 354-3675
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Peter Gunn Memorial at Squalicum Boathouse 
    The family of Bellingham's beloved Pete Gunn will host a public memorial to celebrate his life from 12pm-3pm at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 Harbor Loop Dr. A light lunch, libations, stories, memories and jokes will be served in honor of Peter. Please come and join with friends and family to share your best memories.
    Squalicum Boathouse :: chrismbllm@yahoo.com
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Heart of Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    As part of a free summer concert series hosted by the City of Anacortes, attend an Anacortes Brewery 25th Anniversary event from 1pm-6pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Ebb, Slack and Flood will open the show, followed by the Enthusiasts, Savage Blues Band, and Old Town Tonic. An outdoor grill and eight different styles of bees will provide food and drink for the masses.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.heartofanacortes.com
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm Ask a Quilter 
    As part of the "Modern Quilts" exhibit, attend "Ask a Quilter" events from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturdays through Aug. 24 at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Members of the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild will make themselves available to share information about modern quilt design and methods, answer questions and demonstrate techniques. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about local salmon species, discover native plants and find aquatic insects at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward naturalists Saturdays through Sept. 21.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Lay of the Land Opening 
    Attend an opening reception for "Lay of the Land" from 4pm-6pm in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The exhibit features 14 artists--including Jef Gunn, Greg Laananen, Sarah Norsworthy, Louise Kikuchi, and Kathleen Faulkner--who focus on landscape as the primary influence of their work. See the show through Sept. 1.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Skagit Brewfest 
    Sample local craft brews, visit food trucks, listen to live music, play leisure games and more when the Lincoln Theatre hosts its 17th annual "BrewFest on the Skagit" from 4pm-9pm at Skagit Riverwalk Park in downtown Mount Vernon. Tickets are $25 and include scrips for five tastes; additional tasted will be available for $2 each. Designated drivers can get in for $15.
    Skagit Riverwalk Park :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Kris Ekstrand, Marceil Delancy Opening 
    View abstract landscapes and portraits of bird nests by Kris Ekstrand, and hand-carved wooden sculptures by Marceil Delacy at an opening reception from 5pm-7pm in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. Show up at 3:30pm for an Artist Talk. The works will be on display through Aug. 25.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival 
    Sample fare from as many as 55 Pacific Northwest wineries and eight Whatcom County restaurants at the fourth annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival from 6pm-10pm at the grand ballroom at the Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. The festival will include both a public wine tasting and the announcement of all medal-winning wines entered in an earlier judged competition. Entry is $50-$75.
    Four Points by Sheraton :: http://www.whatcombeerandwinefoundation.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Salmon Campfire Stories 
    Join Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a "Salmon Campfire Stories" event from 6pm-8pm at Chair 9 Pizza & Bar, 10459 Mt. Baker Hwy. A roaring fire, salmon-related stories read aloud around an outdoor campfire, and--as part of National S'more Day--s'mores will be provided. Entry is free.
    Chair 9 Pizza & Bar :: http://www.n-sea.org
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